San Angelo Man Sentenced to 188 Months for Distributing Child Pornography

SAN ANGELO, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A San Angelo man has been sentenced to jail on child pornography charges, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Kelly Turner, a 35-year-old San Angelo man, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography in March of 2017. Senior U.S. District Judge Sam. R. Cummings sentenced Turner to 188 months in federal prison.

In July of 2016, Turner distributed two images of a girl under the age of eighteen engaging in sexually explicit conduct. In addition to the two images, Turner was found to be in possession of hundreds of pictures and videos of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct that he had sought out over the internet.

The case was brought forward as part of Project Safe Child, a nationwide initiative launched in 2006 to combat the growing child sexual abuse and exploitation epidemic. Led by the U.S. Attorney's Office and Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, the project combines the efforts of federal, state and local resources to better apprehend and prosecute those who exploit children.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy was in charge of the prosecution.


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